§ 44. Mr. Whitlock
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether the full details of the negotiations conducted by the European Commission with countries supplying low-priced textiles, and of the renewal, with changed understandings, of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement, have been made known to the textile trade in the United Kingdom; and what have been the reactions of the trade to the result of the negotiations.
§ Mr. Meacher
Yes. Details of quota coverage were published inTrade and Industry on 6th January and quota levels for 1978 will be published shortly. The reaction from the industry has in general 18W been to welcome the result of the negotiations.